Is it just me, or does this tickle a little funny bone?… “Standing with your shoulders back… makes you more row bust.”
I am so pleased to announce that Risk: Three Crime-fighting Women Risk All for Love, Lust & Justice has also won two SILVER Distinguished Favorite Awards in both the LGBTQ Fiction and the mainstream Romantic Suspense categories of the New York City Big Book Awards this year!
A little reminder that the COUNTDOWN deal for “Alice: A Sleeping Monkey’s Lie“, my award-winning psychological thriller ends today!
Don’t miss out! Get your Christmas copy now. http://Dukebox.life/Alice_Promo
Thank you to all those lovely readers who have celebrated with me so far by reading Alice during the past few days. I am humbled and overwhelmed by how many wonderful emails and reviews I have received already. THANK YOU!
Starts Tuesday 11 December on Amazon!
Alice: A Sleeping Monkey’s Lie
Winner of the “NYC Big Book Award – Distinguished Favorite”
I am so thrilled!!
So … to celebrate this award I’m running a special Count Down deal on Amazon this week.
Get your copy at http://Dukebox.life/Alice_Promo!
I am also so proud to announce that my latest psychological thriller Alice: A Sleeping Monkey’s Lie has won two SILVER Distinguished Favorite Awards in both the LGBTQ Fiction and the mainstream World Literature categories of the New York City Big Book Awards this year!
To celebrate I’m running an *** Amazon CountDown Promotion *** starting TUESDAY 11th December: http://Dukebox.life/Alice_promo
OMG!!! Can anyone else imagine the fallout around the Christmas dinner table? This is a real game on the shelves out there. One thing is for sure…. There must be a satan!!
Would you rather go read a good book and leave the rest to deal with the resulting apocalypse?
#Selfie Saturday. Me on Hout Bay Beach doing research for my book “Alice: A Woman’s Flight for Freedom” Find out more at SamSkyborne.com .. Related Blog posts coming soon.
Last year in June I decided I wanted to write a shorter LesFic novel with a romantic storyline. I had a little idea for a straightforward lesbian Alice in Wonderland meets Shirley Valentine, set in a wonderful holiday destination that I know really well — South Africa, specifically Cape Town.
Well, those were my famous last words.
I did manage to knock out a first draft of what I thought was a pretty straightforward LesFic holiday romance, but when I read it, I hated it! It felt like it was missing something key. I tried very hard to get enthusiastic, so that I could get on and write the next draft… but, I just was stuck.
As I started to reread my first draft again, I began thinking up all sorts of plot twists which then buzzed and fluttered around my brain and I almost had to sit on my hands not to start rewriting immediately. I sat with this, mulling away for about a month last summer, while I was in Lesbos and then the Maldives, where there was enough to distract me and keep me focussed elsewhere.
But, when I got back to the UK to start re-drafting in earnest, before my research recce to South Africa, I couldn’t resist the inevitable and soon my simple holiday romance took a more sinister turn. Before I knew it a psychological drama emerged, with plot twists and turns I could never have envisaged at the start.
Although “Alice” was always intended to be another one of the Toni Mendez adventure, it really was meant to be a straightforward romance!
I think I have to come to terms with the fact that I am incapable of writing a lesbian romance without complicating the plot!!!. Meanwhile, I had another idea for a short series of Maldivian romances, based on the island where Toni and Lizbeth go on holiday just before “Alice” in their timeline, but even those have turned into something more complicated and mostly darker… so, watch this space!
You can find out more about “Alice: A Woman’s Flight for Freedom” here >> http://Dukebox.life/Alice
Starts Tuesday 23 October on Amazon!
Risk: Three Crime-fighting Women Risk All for Love, Lust and Justicve.
Winner of the “National Indie Excellence Award – Finalist
Get your copy at http://Dukebox.life/Risk!